As many as 150 million girls and women—most in sub-Saharan Africa—suffer from a misunderstood and under-researched condition that threatens their fertility and puts them at greater risk of contracting HIV. Urogenital schistosomiasis can cause vaginal bleeding, lesions,…
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January 7, 2019
Schistosomiasis is a neglected disease in every sense. People are often infected for years before feeling side effects, quietly spreading it via water systems.
November 3, 2016
Aiming to better understand the spread of schistosomiasis—a water-borne, tropical infection often resulting in abdominal pain, diarrhea and blood in the stool or urine—bioengineer Manu Prakash investigated the unusual swimming patterns of the parasite that causes it.